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Russians fear snow shortage for Sochi Olympics

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SOCHI, RUSSIA (NBC) - With the Winter Olympics less than a week away, Sochi’s wide variations in climate have posed a daily challenge for Russian meteorologists.
An early lack of snow in the mountains has been overcome by recent snow falls on higher slopes but the coastal area remains relatively mild, without a snowflake in sight.

Sochi’s forecasters on Saturday predicted 'comfortable' conditions for the opening of games next Friday.

They're combining observations from several weather radars and a 100-year-old meteorological station.

Even the experts admit predicting Sochi’s weather poses particular challenges, as maximums could vary from 68 degrees Fahrenheit to minus four.

New radar arrays were installed in the mountains of Sochi to help research weather patterns.

Five additional weather reporting stations have also been set up at Olympic venues.

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